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This conference is being run by Queen Mary - UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law in association with the Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College

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Emerging markets and developing economies, (EMDEs) have become laboratories for innovations in development finance. Using new financial structures and risk-mitigation tools, both public and private investors are facilitating improved infrastructure and commercial development, thereby enhancing employment rates, financial inclusion, and general wellbeing in many EMDEs. That said, many systematic issues remain, including sovereign risk, credit risk, high transactional costs and enforcement concerns. This conference will discuss how innovative financial structures and strategies can address these issues, thereby facilitating increased EMDE investments from banks, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, private equity funds, public and private pension funds and other institutional parties.